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The 27th Vienna City Marathon takes place on Sunday 18 April 2010. Vienna Half-Marathon and other races will be accompanying the marathon on the same day. Marathon and half marathon will start simultaneously at 9:00 at the Vienna International Centre.
The organizers expect up to 30,000 visitors from 100 nations on the day of Vienna City Marathon 2010. Participant limit for the main race is 8,000.
Vienna City Marathon 42.2km: Fascination in the world capital of music.
ANKER Half Marathon 21.1km: Half the distance – the full experience.
tele.ring Relay Marathon: a race for teams of four who will share the full marathon distance (42.2 km) as a relay. The Marathon Relay in Vienna claims to be the largest relay marathon in the world.
Coca-Cola Run 4.2 km for children (aged 10-18).
Coca-Cola Kids Challenge 1km for the youngest children.
This year’s theme for the Vienna City Marathon is 2,500 years of the Marathon myth to commemorate the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon and the legendary run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides. How concretely it will project on this year’s marathon in Vienna is a secret – the organizers only gave a short teaser on their website:
We will honor this momentous run and its spirit in an exciting way, memorable for every runner taking part in the event on 18th April 2010.
During the two days before the race itself (Friday 16 April and Saturday 17 April) you can visit the marathon expo called Wien Aktiv, which is the biggest running related fair in Austria every year, offering a wide selection of running shoes, clothes, and accessories, and other services like a medical centre. It is also the place where to collect your number for the race. Opening hours are 10:00 to 18:00 on both days. The Expo is closed on the race day.
Wien Aktiv Marathon Expo is located at Wiener Messe (Vienna International Fair) in Hall D. The entrance is from Trabrennstrasse and the best way to get there is by the metro line U2, station Krieau (2 stops from Praterstern).
According to the official information, the entry fees for the main race of Vienna City Marathon 2010 are:
In some cases the handling fee of EUR 5 may also apply. For more details, visit the official website of Vienna City Marathon.
You will have to collect your race documents and number at the registration desk at Wien Aktiv (the Expo) on 16th or 17th April (10:00-18:00). It will not be possible on the race day (18th April).
Vienna City Marathon is a huge event which attracts thousands of visitors to Vienna and most of them want to spend a night or more here. If you need to book a hotel and especially if you prefer a more convenient location, do it as soon as possible.
Hotels near the Wien-Aktiv Marathon Expo (Wiener Messe)
Hotels near the marathon’s start (UNO City)
Hotels near the marathon’s finish (Heldenplatz, the museums)
Vienna City Marathon takes place every year in Vienna and brings together thousands of runners of various nationalities, age, and competitive levels to race on the traditional 42.195 km in the streets of the Austrian capital. The history of Vienna Marathon goes back to 1984, when 794 competitors took part in the first race. See History & Past Winners of Vienna Marathon.
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